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fire thousands of state workers and where is president obama who said this while campaigning for president. >> i'll put on a comfortable pair of shoes. i'll walk on that picket line with you. >> so far the president is no show. chris wallace and lou dobbs will talk about it. >> it's an emergency. >>> glenn beck has something to say about the big pro demonstrations that may take place tomorrow. the beckmeister will be here. >> you sound like thomas jefferson. >> i'm not thomas jefferson he was a [ bleep ]. >> cbs loses millions of dollars because charlie sheen has become unhinged. >> geraldo has the inside story as two and a half men has been closed down. >> wow! >> caution, you are about to the no-spin zone from california. the factor begins right now. >> bill: hings i'm bill o'reilly reporting from los angeles. thanks for watching us tonight. why hasn't president obama gone to wisconsin in support of the union workers there? that is the subject of the talking points memo. on november 3rd, 2007, then senator barack obama said this on the campaign trail. >> if american workers
to see you. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. the obama administration has refined its position on the question of whether mubarak should stay or go. the answer now is go but not yet. the white house admitted monday it does not endorse mubarak's immediate resignation. the obama administration is throwing its support behind the newly appointed vice president, but he says egypt isn't ready for democracy. all of this will flies in the face of protests as they've been on the streets now for 15 days. terry mccarthy has the latest. >> reporter: the protesters are still here in the square behind me. in fact many of them slept out in what is becoming a virtual tent city in what is normally a busy public traffic square. in the battle of wills that is developing, the government has announced a pay rise of 15% for public servants. presumably to win their sympa y sympathies. and it has announced the stock market will reopen here next sunday. meanwhile, the uprising that has been largely leaderless has finally found its first hero. wael ghonim. he's a google executive in jail for 12 days fo
's expectations. even president obama has said many times things about your father as a leader and as president, which is why i was interested in one of the other things he wrote in the book. he said given the fact of republican hopes of reagan as the one piece of common ground that a few nights the whole republican party, you write in the book ronald reagan couldn't have won the republican nomination today. what you mean by that? >> guest: what i mean by that -- i had this conversation with new gingrich awhile back and i said it's interesting that the liberals seem to only need ideology to follow. conservatives are always looking for someone to lead them. and if that person isn't there then they break into factions. and you get all these different fiefdoms, factions all over the map. and so what i say is ronald reagan is never president and he throws his hat into the ring in 2008 for 2012, who would in fact attack him because all you can look it is the gubernatorial years, say no fault divorce. raised taxes, an abortion bill. my god, he was a union leader. now, so you sit there and think about
see that might be able to be done that isn't being done to save lives in libya? >> president obama has to condemn the gadhafi regime. it's been -- we're way passed the freedom of expression and the freedom to protest in libya. right now, he should bring people with live rounds. he's killing people with mortar shells. there's videos coming out which gives you all of the videos from everybody b. we're learning that everybody's gunned down, doctors are being killed. it's a genocide right now. i don't think the media can grasp what's going on. we're there every second on twitter, facebook, on the phones. president obama needs to stand against the gadhafi regime. the deals made with the previous administration don't count. they don't exist anymore. there's going to be a new administration in libya and it's in our best interest as americans to fight for freedom everywhere. and to at least verbally stand up. we're not asking for the military. we're not. we're just asking for president obama to condemn the gadhafi regime and for the u.n. to supply medical supplies. people are dying from their
, was progressive spur obama. i'm always understand progressives and liberals to be on the left. not the communist left. there's the full spectrum. you have the very far left, marxist, lennonist, then you move over, democratic socialist. this group progressives for obama, one the initiators was the one who wrote the statement. one the 99 signers was jane fonda. we know what happened with vietnam. mark rudd who was in sds in columbia. i mean a lot of the people, they weren't just student radicals, they were communist. they were followers of fidel, or mark rudd in his book "underground" said that michael clonsky was a stalinist. it's amazing how many people won that are in academia. they are now out calling themselves progressives for obama. and so what do they really believe. are they now just lifting the progressive label? have they changed their views? it's hard to say. i quote in the book, fascinating assessment from mark rudd of the 2008 election where rudd says, you know, obama, he did it. he did it. he didn't blow it. he said just the right things and took the right policy positions to be abl
arabia king had a terse conversation with president obama yesterday and being described as serious strain between the two leaders with regard to what is going to happen in egypt. king abdullah goes back in time with mubarak and hey, if the united states appears to be throwing out a leader this quickly in egypt, what would they do if there was an uprising in saudi arabia. >> brian: he said obama administration no matter what you decide to do with hosni mubarak, you have to understand the degree of pride this guy has. hoe feels you have not factored in that for him to leave the post and quickly change leadership. >> steve: you mention pride, brian. there is an element of egyptian who have pride in hosni mubarak. he was a war hero and they don't want him to go. there is that element as well and also a element that is supportive of the muslim brotherhood. the muslim brotherhood are for sharia law and tearing up the treaty with israel. james clapper talked about the muslim brotherhood saying it was largely secular which is isn't. listen to what he said. >> >> speaking about the muslim brotherh
with officials from the obama administration. he spoke to us earlier from there. i asked him what germany and europe could do to support these democratic movements in the tunisian, egypt, and elsewhere. >> i think it is now necessary that we strengthen, and we have decreed institutions which allow the people of tunisia and egypt to decide about their own fate, about their own future in a democratic way. this means that time is needed for organizing new political parties and in the wider spectrum of secular opposition and a secular political parties can help to establish these parties through our political foundations. in germany, all the political parties have political foundations. so we can cover the whole political spectrum from the left to the right and vice versa. we could also help in an economic way, because there are big economic problems in tunisia and egypt as well. if we open the european markets more broadly and agricultural products from tunisia and egypt, this might be part of the discussion to the i am favoring this step. a third step would be that they should open our univ
president of the united states, barack obama. that was in obama's years in the latter 1970s in hawaii. and i first started reading about frank marshall davis and obama in 2007/2008. i heard conservatives on talk radio, on blogs and elsewhere saying frank marshall davis was a communist, a party member. he influenced obama. and meanwhile while i'm hearing all of this stuff i have spread all over my desk all these committee reports, right? senate judiciary committee run by democrats because. house committee internal security run by democrats, house committee un-american activities. run by democrats. most of these people who ran these committees were democrats. chris dodd's father, thomas dodd, right? francis walter, representative i-court, jack kennedy was an anticommunist on some of these committees. so i hear this and i'm thinking, okay, what does he really believe? what does davis really believe? and how close was he to obama? august 2nd, 2008, a.p. piece, davis was a constant figure in obama's early life. he was an important influence to obama looked to like a father, a mentor for advice on
late today. >>> president obama will lead a forum with small business owners at cleveland state university this hour. we will listen to see what the president might say about libya or the deaths of the four americans killed by pirates. >>> the earthquake damage in new zealand, it is horrific. all you have to do is just take a look. this building collapses onto a street. at least 65 people are confirmed dead in christchurch but that number is expected to rise. much of the city is in ruins. the magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck during lunchtime. dazed, bleeding residents were walking in the streets strewn with debris and concrete. several people are trapped. we heard from one woman who was waiting to be rescued. >> i hope someone knows i'm here. sigh suppose they do. >> you said earlier it sounded like rescuers were coming. >> yes. there are other people on other floors, and they are trying to get up and get everyone out. i just have to wait. >> yes, yes. what goes through your mind? >> oh, well, a couple hours ago, i thought i'd had it. i said good-bye, and i managed to wiggle a bi
want to write it down on your hand. anyway -- >> president obama sat down with bill o'reilly for a wide ranging interview during the super bowl coverage. mike viqueira is at the white house with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's a super bowl tradition. an interview with the network airing the game. the president continued to walk the political and diplomatic tight rope on egypt while where you shalling -- brushing off personal attacks. mr. obama sat down with a frequent critic, bill o'reilly where the subject turned to egypt and hosni mubarak. >> only he knows what he's going to do. here's what we know. egypt is not going back to what it was. the egyptian people want freedom. >> reporter: he's come close in recent days. >> an orderly transition must be meaningful. >> reporter: president obama would not call for mubarak to step down before september elections. >> what we can do, bill, is we can say that the time is now for you to start making a change in that country. >> reporter: while conceding that there are anti-u.s. elements within the muslim brotherhood, the pr
for the e-mail. anything else, rob? >> on a lighter note, scott says i love to get up early to see obama say obama, pennsylvania, super bowl. >> that's a pretty good e-mail. i would declare that e-mail to be a -- thanks very much. guess what? the event you've been waiting for, "morning joe" starts right now. >> they're called to fix what was broken in our world. a call rooted in faith. is what led me just a few years out of college to sign up as a community organize r for a grou of churches on the south side of chicago. it was through that experience working with pastors and lay people, trying to heal the wounds of hurting neighborhoods that i came to know jesus christ for myself. and embrace him as my lord and savior. >> we pray that violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized. and that a better day will dawn over egypt and throughout the world. >> all right. we're going straight to cairo. live pictures out of tahrir square where hundreds of thousands of protesters are gathering right now for what they hope will be a day of departur
he treats women and the way women are treated in italian society. >>> president barack obama unveils his any federal budget tomorrow. most of the details are still under wraps, but the white house says it will cut deficits by $1.1 thrill onover the next ten years. he plans a five-year freeze on nonsecurity discretionary spending for a savings of $400 billion. he 'also proposing $100 billion in cuts to the pell grant program. we have the full story straight ahead. >>> the head of a grocery store change in the western united states has resigned after being arrested on child prostitution charges. he was ceo of sunflower farmers' market and founded wild oats market which was later sold to whole foods. he's accused of soliciting sexy a girl who identified herself as a minor. police say he drove to a phoenix hotel to have sex. the ultimate buzz killer just hit hugh hefner's playboy mansion. the health department is investigating if the mansion is linked to the illnesses of about 100 people symptoms included fever, violent headaches, and breathing problems. some of the sick have already bee
. the obama administration is increasing its president on president mubarak to step down and why the egyptian president says he can't do it. >>> a certain group of people in south bay will soon be able to ride public transportation for free but they have to do something first. jade hernandez is in san jose with what is required to take part in this new offer. good morning, jade. >> reporter: good morning. that is right, they have to attempt to find housing and a job. we spoke to one bus driver this morning and we asked him what he thought about homeless people receiving free rides and there is some concern over how it will effect other riders. line 22 runs through this bus stop in east san jose. it's the longest route and there has been issues of homeless people riding to stay off the streets. in a month riders at this bus stop and any other could see changes. the vta is offering homeless people who qualify for pilot program free rides. the keyword here is qualified. the free rides are for those homeless enrolled in a program to help them find permanent housing. participates must find a photo
. >> what else did he do? >> he went bowling yesterday. which begs the question, obama v. meacham. who gets above 39. did you get above 39? >> i couldn't figure out the scoring. >> oh, my god. >> you don't have to. >> you're in college too long. >> i don't get the scoring either. i'm with you. >> it was ugly. it was a father/son tournament. let's just say inability to bowl is in fact genetic. >> so your son wasn't seeking -- >> the last time i bowled was in tennessee which congressman ford knows well from his campaigning day. >> harold ford jr. is with us. >> hard. >> i take it when you were wearing the cam mow hats in the '06 campaign you were bowling a lot? >> oh, yeah. we did. john and i were commenting, the state of mind when you go bowling in tolahoma. >> we have mark halperin joining us from washington. he has elegant bookcases behind him. >> he does. that's his hotel room. he insists on an elegant library. >> did you see any oscars last night? >> watched the whole thing. >> how stoned was james franco? >> completely. the moment to me that crystallized, pardon the pun, is when billy c
with the stepped up pressure on libyan strong man moammar gadhafi. president obama has joined other world leaders in condemning violence in that embattled leader's country. >> secretary of state clinton is being sent to geneva for talks aimed at stopping the bloodshed. alex marquardt has traveled from egypt into libya with this report. >> reporter: report reads hand by hand, down with gadhafi. a large part of this country now firmly in the control of the protesters. we're about 15 minutes inside the libyan border and we've been stopped at several checkpoints where they're asking for our passports. it's civilians doing the asking. there isn't any military or police in sight. those we spoke to say gadhafi failed them. people need everything, this man said. there are no hospitals, no medicine, no jobs, no food. >> he only did one thing. he tried to catch the oil. he just think himself is leader for africa, but is not him. >> reporter: just to the west, signs of a nation on the cusp of all out war. libyan military trying to destroy the protesters. helicopter gunship fires on the people. a fighter jet
-down. it was eventually on its way back to the u.s. the victims have not been identified gatt. >>> the obama administration is offering to help libyans trying to oust their longtime leader moammar gaddafi. protesters now control city close to the capital appeared there are reports of food shortages in tripoli. if this comes as a moammar gaddafi and's sons say that their father will fight to glass. that standoff in libya, is hitting driver is in the wallets in the u.s. gas prices jumped 13 cents last week. oil reached nearly $100 a barrel on fears the unrest could spread to other oil-producing countries. the national average for regular is $3.35 a gallon. in the d.c. area, and $3.33 a gallon. >>> 47 degrees outside. >> still to come, a government shutdown showdown. congress is back and the clock is ticking. we will have a live report. >> the countdown to the ballroom unchallenge -- challenge. welcome to the animal welfare league of arlington where there is a pet waiting for everyone. >> good morning, washington. >>> monday morning, adam caskey with your forecast. temperatures are in low 40's,
. meanwhile president obama is encouraging the nation's governors to work together as the standoff over union rights of budget cuts in wisconsin enters a third week. tracie potts joins us live from washington with more. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. protesters may have been forced out of wisconsin's state capitol, but their budget battle continues with democrats hiding out across state lines preventing a vote on what the governor says could cost them 1500 jobs. he wants to make deep cuts including cutting collective bargaining for state employees. governor scott walker on "meet the press" says if they don't act soon, the state could lose $155 billion by tomorrow. i should say million dollars by tomorrow. now, here in washington, they're focusing on the budget, also. there will be a government shutdown by friday, democrats and republicans trying to come up with a compromise that at some point looks like it may include extending the current budget for another two weeks, but with $4 billion in cuts. the problem is they're looking at the smallest part of the budget and over the weekend we
with hate messages on them. the n word, antisemattic phrases. president obama with 666 scrawled across his forehead. >> i think that one is probably the most concerning. >> reporter: and a picture of the holocaust museum shooter with the words hero next to it. >> we are all government workers around here and to come and to park and to see something like that on a meter is horrendous. i was very insulted. >> reporter: this is bruce johnson in the district. from the police and fire departments to public works which operates the biggest fleet, city officials are now scrambling to find out just how many vehicles with been bought or leased and at what cost. >> we will look at it to see where there might be disparities. >> reporter: questions raised by the media after it was learned that two luxury lincoln navigators were decembered for dc council chairman kwame brown at about $1900 each per month. he rejected the first sufficient because he didn't like the grey interior. he decided yesterday to return a second leased vehicle along with an apology to city taxpayers. the mayor during questioning
that attack. but, he wouldn't say what that proof was. >>> world leaders, including president obama, have condemned gadhafi's deadly crackdown against anti-government protesters. michael herzenberg is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, michael. what do you know? >> well, good morning, betty. the president hasn't had much to say publicly about the crisis. but wednesday, he condemned the violence and warned the world is watching. >> suffering and bloodshed is outrageous, and it is unacceptable. so are threats and orders to shoot peaceful protesters. >> reporter: the president also said his administration is now exploring a full range of options to respond to the crisis. that could include economic sanctions, even military action. one option, establish a no-fly zone over libya like the ones once enforced over iraq to keep a dictator from using his air force against his own people. without some kind of intervention, analysts predict the crisis will descend further into chaos. >> this is really a fight to the death, i think, in libya. not only for gadhafi and his regime, but
of the capital and his sons tell me he will never leave. the president of the united states, president obama, has called on your father to step down. what do you think of that? >> it's not a matter of business. second do you think it's a solution? of course now. >> reporter: that is one of his father's closest advisers. what is your sflan are you staying, going? what is your father's plan? >> listen, nobody is leaving this country. we live here. we die here. this is our country. the libyans are my people. and for myself, i believe i am doing what i best. >> reporter: are you a frad at all? >> afraid of what? the point that you are hearing rumors. everything is calm. everything is peaceful. there is a big, big gap between reality and the media reports. >> reporter: i'm going to ask you a question. you say there is a big, big gap between reality and media reports. some say there is a gap between what you are saying to me and the reality of libya. >> the south is calm. the west is calm. the middle is zboen part of the east. >> reporter: his younger brother a former professional soccer player, spends
and another seriously injured. president obama reaching out to the family of murdered agent jamie zapata. welcome to "america live." i'm megyn kelly. the murder of a federal agent inside plaxico is a big deal right now, folks. this was the scene yesterday. actually, his name is pronounced, jamie zapata. he is the first ice officer to be shot and killed in the line of duty in 25 years. a second agent now recovering from his injuries. there are serious questions about whether the mexican drug cartels are escalating the so-called third war to target americans and american officials, trace. if they are, it's a big deal. >> reporter: it's a big deal anyway, megyn. we're talking about getting new reports along the border, giving us a better idea what happened on that highway and investigators are looking at the cartel being behind this. until recent months, there's been little drug violence. it happened on a four-lane, federal highway going south in an armored chevy suburban between monterey, mexico, and mexico city. the federal agents were driving when someone gave chase. the agents came up t
resulting in a government shutdown. president obama is encouraging the nation's governors to work together as the standoff over union rights and budget cuts in wisconsin enters a third week. tracie potts joins us now from washington with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. good morning, everyone. protesters may have been forced out of wisconsin state capitol but the budget battle continues with democrats hiding out across state lines preventing a vote on what the governor says could cost them 1500 jobs. he wants to make deep cuts including cutting collective bargaining for state employees. governor scott walker on "meet the press" says if they don't act soon, the state could lose $155 million by tomorrow. now here in washington, they're focusing on the budget also. will there be a government shutdown by friday? democrats and republicans trying to come up with a compromise that at this point looks like it may include extending the current budget for another two weeks but with $4 billion in cuts. the problem is they're looking at the smallest part of the budget. and over th
of historic magnitude. >> president obama, fema and the homeland security department are coordinating with states across the us as they brace for impact in chicago, that means up to possibly 2 feet of wind-whipped snow. >> the likes of which we have not seen in decades. >> reporter: a third of the country is grappling with elements, oklahoma, kansas and missouri are already getting pounded tonight. in st. louis, officials are preparing for power outages. >> it could cause problems over the next two or three days, because that ice is not going to leave. >> reporter: kansas city, missouri, has closed its airport. the two airports in chicago, mid way and o'hare are both technically open but planes aren't going anywhere. some 10,000 flights between today and tomorrow have been canceled. air traffic for the rest of the week will be a mess, and this storm is long from over anyway. >> this means very large amount of snow falling very quickly, and extremely strong winds especially near the lake front. >> reporter: the pain from this storm expected to be substantial but brief, as the storm int
obama doing enough to back unions, the democrats' bread and butter? 2007 he said if the union was ever out on -- had issues, i'd be the first one out there on the picket lines with them. he hasn't been out there. >> no, he hasn't been out there. and, in fact, don, let's take the first question first. the fact republicans, republican governors are taking a hard line on spending in the states, we're seeing republicans taking a hard line in washington d.c., that is absolutely helping with their base. what their base is going to want though, don, is that they continue to keep this hard line all the way through 2011 through 2012. that will help them on election day. at the same time, what democrats need to do is continue keep on fighting. president obama did make that comment. he made it in south carolina when he was running for president. i will tell you he got a little bit of cover today from major union head on one of the sunday shows, however, i will tell you activists are very frustrated. they don't think he's doing enough. they want to see him up in wisconsin. that's unlikely to happe
. >> president obama is urging negotiations to continue on the stopgap funding measure that includes $4 billion in cuts. >> we cannot allow. look to prevail. >> owner norton has proposed a bill to keep the district and its budget operating even if the feds closed shop. >> the district is not treated well. >> maria sheets helps cooler heads will prevail. >> stop fighting. it is our side. it is our country. >> the $4 billion in cuts will keep the government running for another team of weeks. we're hearing more that the shutdown will not happen. the first debate with the gop comes on tuesday. live from capitol hill, richard reeve. >>> we turn to the oscars. the 83rd annual academy awards ceremony will get underway in just over 24 hours. people behind the scenes are working hard for tomorrow's big show. how are you? >> we are out here on hollywood boulevard near the walk of the stars. we are on the walk of the stars. >> tourists are coming in from all over the world to be a part of the oscar excitement. >> we have a local connection to the oscars this year. a two-time oscar winner lives and works a
billion in spending and cuts some programs president obama had already targeted. >> next week congress will focus on a short-term budget for the sake of our people and our economy we cannot allow gridlock to prevail. both democratic and republican leaders in the house and senate have said they believe it's important to keep the government running while we work together on a plan to reduce our long-term deficit. >> the biggest cuts are to earmarks. the house republican budget also cuts nearly half a billion from he education programs, 29 million for broadband access in remote areas, and 30 million for a proposed smithsonian building. >>> the national goose popular children's farm is also on the chopping block. >> parents are coming together staging an unusual protest to call attention to their cause. roz plate hear the story. -- roz plater has the story. >> sometimes they kick. >> reporter: saturday morning at the kids farm at the national zoo, learning about the animals is in full swing. but amidst the cows, goats, and don keys, there is also a protest. a pet-in, if you will, over the
they're fed up with the way he treats women and women treated in italian society. >>> president obama tomorrow unveils the budget for 2012. most is still under wraps but says it will cut def sicits by 1 $1.1 trillion over the next 10 years and reveals a savings of $400 billion, also proposing $100 billion in cuts to the pell grant program. the full story trading ahead. >>> the head of a grocery store chain in the western united states has been arrested on prostitution charges. michael gilliland is accused of solicits sex from a girl who identified herself as a minor. police say he set up a meeting with her online and drove to a phoenix hotel to have sex. >>> the ultimate buzz killer just hit hugh hefner's playboy mansion to see if it is linked to the illnesses of about 100 people. they became sick after attending a fund-raiser, symptoms included fever, violent headaches and breathing problems and some diagnosed with a mild form of legionnaires' disease. >>> boeing has unveiled the latest version of the 747 passenger jet, designed to be quieter and more fuel efficient than previous ver
else. listen to president obama, when he talks about investment. >> president barack obama: an investment that will strengthen our security, protect our planet and create countless jobs for our people and every business can write off the full cost of new investments and we'll make sure it is fully paid for. attract private investment, reduce barriers to growth. and investment. all these investments, we can make the investments we need to win the future. >> investment. okay. let me explain that. some time ago i took my own money and bought stock in apple computers and it was my money and if apple continues to do well and i get a profit, i get the increase. but, if apple mismanages what people like me and others give them and people quit buying ipads and iphones, then i lose. now that is the dynamics of an investment. but, what if i took your money, against your will, and then i spent it? that is not an investment. by most definitions it would be theft but government has a legal authority to exact money from you even when you don't like it or agree with it and that is called
>>> this morning on "world news now" -- budget battle. president obama will unveil his new budget later today. >> what the president intends to cut and how republicans are now responding. it is monday, february 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we're looking good here. we are in the spirit. look at us. >> can you tell what today is? >> yes. >> happy valentine's day. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. all eyes will be on washington where the president will announce his 2012 budget and calls for $1 trillion in cuts over the next decade. we'll have a look at where those cuts might come from. another political battle brewing on capitol hill for sure. >>> today, a story getting a lot of buzz and probably a lot of late night comics getting jokes. serious outbreak at the playboy mansion. after a party there, dozens of guests came down with something. now health officials want to know what it is. >> what could possibly spread at the playboy mansion? interesting. we'll find that out. >>> in a special insomniac theater w
in a few minutes. pamela? >> fenty, steve. >>> president obama warns that the federal government will suffer if they shut down next week unless congress can work out a budget compromise. republicans have proposed deep spending cuts. the stop got measure is being considered. the proposal would cut $4 billion of spending and keep the government running until mid march. >>> turning out to the oscar countdown, the red carpet has been ruled out, the performers have rehearsed, and soon it will be time for the stars to shine. cynne simpson and it arch campbell are live in hollywood. hi, guys, it must be fun. >> pamela, it has been amazing. we have only been here quite -- a couple days, but we are creating quite a splash. check it out, our logo in lights. and check this out, a star in our honor. >> that is not the permanent one. >> i am confident that it is coming. the red carpet and all of its presentation is weeks in the making, but the stars have been working on this for weeks. they say hollywood is the land of beautiful people. >> everything will be designer. everybody wants to look
: but no room in the abby for the obamas or president sarkozy of france or his wife carla bruni. apparently, kanye west's name is on the door. william's a big fan. and thumbs up, too, for sir elton john. and harry is bringing chelsy davy. kate's pre-william fellow, yes, william's first love, yes, both on the list. william's aunt fergie, a snub. she fell out with diana and suffered some lurid headlines. >> he's not prepared to bury the hatchet with her. and frankly, i think the thought of her sitting in the pews with the rest of the world that day was too much. >> reporter: kate's black sheep uncle gary is coming. >> he's a millionaire exposed by the newspaper allegedly taking cocaine. >> reporter: 1900 guilt-edged invites were sent for the westminster abbey service. 600 of the guests will go on for lunch thrown by the queen and an intimate 300 will dine and dance that night at the palace. >> there will be foreign royals. the king of bahrain was invited before his troops opened fire on democracy protesters. there will be politicians, charity workers and william's military buddies. he's getti
not in the public sector but also in the private sector. >> president obama, vice president biden and this wives are hosting governors from both parties at the white house this hour. michelle obama is peeking at the news confence right now. the state leaders are in washington for the winter meeting, and the governor's budget problems, you can bet, that's top of the agenda. >>> the government shuts down at the end of the week unless congress approves another temporary spending measure. democrats are suggesting they may go along with the republican plan. it would fund the government for two more weeks but cut $4 billion in spending. >>> now to outer space. yes, we even go there. two "discovery" astronauts have just started their first of two space walks. steve bowen and alvin drew plan to be out there for about 6 1/2 hours today doing a bit of maintenance. this is shuttle "discovery's" last vilt to the space station. it is being retired when it comes down. >> jack and jill went up the hill. >> little tommy -- >> hollywood krounded "the king's speech's" the best movie at last night's academy awards
obama finally taking action and condemning the violence in libya. >> these actions violate international norms and every standard of common decency. this violence must stop. >> but he doesn't mention the dictator qaddafi at all! why? >> it did take him a while to say something, too. wisconsin democrats pulling a duck and cover may cost state workers their jobs. governor scott walker says if they don't return to work and pass the budget by the end of the week tomorrow, people are going to get laid off. >> and a massachusetts lawmaker is weighing in on the union protests. >> every once and a while, you're going to get out and get a little bloody when necessary. >> so much for civility. "fox & friends" starts right now. >> good morning, everyone. it is thursday. we have much to report in our three hour report today. the agent gunned down in mexican, a case of mistaken identity. according to the mexican defense department, the s.u.v. that he was in is the same one used by a rival drug gang. six are in custody after being paraded in front of reporters. the number of people
. >>> and motown comes to the white house. first lady michelle obama welcomes john legend, smokey robinson and sheryl crow to the latest sound of young american serious. >> nice lineup. >>> we're fired up for sunday's oscar and the buzz is building all over the internet. >> whether movie producers or the academy itself like it, social media is a run to the red carpet. >> oscar, you're invited. >> reporter: oscar turns 83 years old this year but he doesn't look or act his age. oscar's got his own youtube channel and you can find him on facebook. that's only appropriate in a year when a leading contender is all about the social network. >> this is a once in a generation idea! >> reporter: the national board of review was first to call it the year's best. >> my children are on facebook. but i never paid attention. but they became interested in the film after being involved with facebook. and i became interested in facebook after seeing the film. >> reporter: the film has since lost ground to a more traditional movie "the king's speech" but hollywood is clearly feeling
obama opened his speech at the national prayer breakfast talking about the ongoing situation overseas. he said he is praying for the people of egypt and hopes the violence will end soon. >> we're also mindful of the violence that we're now seeing in the middle east. and we pray that the violence in egypt will end and that the rights and aspirations of the egyptian people will be realized and that a better day will dawn over egypt and throughout the world. >> joining president obama at the breakfast was congresswoman gabby giffords' husband mark kelly. the president said that he wanted them to know that, quote, we and god are with them for the long haul. >>> and while the riots in egypt go into their tenth day, there continue to be rallies in and around d.c. a rally supporting the people of egypt will take place later today at the state department. that's where aaron gilchrist is right now. >> reporter: that rally is expected to begin around noon today. several groups coming together. they say they're calling for democracy in egypt, not dictatorship. so they'll gather here outside the
below 8%. but you know, look, ali. he had good news and president obama has had some good news. the approval rating according to the most recent cnn poll at 55%. the bad news is, though, his approval rating on the issue of the economy is at 45% so there's still work to do politically for president obama. >> and whether it's jobs or deficit, the biggest issue on the minds of americans as you know, mark. everybody, stay there where. jobs coming back for some but not for all. why race still matters in this recovery. and makes tooth enamel two times stronger. get dual-action listerine® whitening rinse. building whiter, stronger teeth. what do you see yourself doing after you do retire? client comes in and they have a box. and inside that box is their financial life. people wake up and realize. "i better start doing something." we open up that box. we organize it. and we make decisions. we really are here to help you. they look back and think "wow. i never thought i could do this." but we've actually done it. [ male announcer ] visit and put a confident retirement mo
for muammar qaddafi to quit, and leave now. and, so is president obama. good morning, i'm eric sean and welcome to america's news headquarters. >> jamie: stronger words from the white house this morning, i'm jamie colby, both sides gearing up for a huge fight outside libya's capital city. the rebels there shooting up and setting fire to government offices and police stations, as they move closer and closer to the capital. and, forces loyal to muammar qaddafi working to stop them. we are live at the lybian border. >> reporter: what happens in the town may be the test case for what happens later in the capital, trimly, we are 30 miles west of tripoli and anti-muammar qaddafi forces took control of the center of the town but they are not by any means in complete control of it. we are told the pro muammar qaddafi forces, the army, militias, the mers necessary are gathering outside of the town and intend at some point to take back control. what happens there will be critical to the wider fight. and, it has become a critical point. look at the cell phone video we obtained, shot there and
qadaffi to step down come now from president obama himself. libyan rebels are gaining control in a region not far from the country's capital city of tripoli. we have fox news team coverage live across the region. jonathan hunt along the tunisia libyan border where the tunisia prime minister has just stepped down. amid protests in this country. we begin with david in libya. >> there is concern that the conflict will grow bloodier before it is over. there was a significant evacuation that took place a short time ago. we shot video that you are now about to see. 150 or so oil workers were placed on board the british royal navy frigate the hms cumberland. they are on their way to the island of malta, about a 36 hour trip. i talked to a number and most said -- and that now is the time to leave before the situation does grow worse. meanwhile, we are getting reports this evening that on the outskirts of the capital tripoli a town directly south province is now in the hands of antigovernment forces. the bat -- we have amateur video of the battle. this is 30-miles from tripoli and underscores the
, secretary of state hillary clinton says the obama administration is reaching out to libyan opposition groups. this as the battle for control of the country enters a critical stage, armed rebels now control a city and they are closing on the capital of tripoli which is only about 30 miles away. muammar khadafy is vowing to hold on to power. david? >> it's second largest city about one million residents, tonight that is a city that, indeed, very much on edge. earlier today, here in been georgia si a mass evacuation did -- been georgia i said. most of them coming from the u.k. they were taken to a port here. they boarded a british ship, the hms cumber land. they are on their way to the island of malta. royal marines were there much to their surprise but a number of libyan coastguard officers that have switched sides. i talked to one of the officers he says, i'm quoting, he is with the people and want to make sure that the people being evacuated get home safely. in another development, this is eastern libya is largely liberated and forth continue to make forces to the west of the capital of trip
demonstrators. coming up in 15 minutes the obama administration is increasing pressure on president mubarak to step down. why the egyptian president says he can't. >>> just hours ago a fire at a homeless shelter forced hundreds of people to evacuate. this is just before 2:00 a.m. on little orchard drive. kraig debro is there. what's happening? >> reporter: hundreds of homeless people jolted out of bed by a fire alarm. it started right behind me. you see that door right there it's propped open a little bit so people can get air in there. people are cleaning up what is remaining of the laundry room. now we video tape these pictures of the laundry room. it doesn't look like a total loss. the fire department says the sprinkler system kept down the flames until the crews arrived here six minutes before the 2:00 a.m. call. more than 215 people sleeping here tonight said the alarm was a jolt but there was an orderly evacuation. that evacuation took minutes according to the homeless person. hundreds of people had to wait outside in the cold any way. >> i was sleeping everything and then fire starte
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